Samuel has gone through a lot in his young life. For starters, his father abandoned him, his mother and his two siblings. This marked the beginning of the family’s troubles. Now alone, Samuel’s mother did everything she could to care for her children, one of whom is living with a
Daniel understood from a very young age what it means to be poor. Now a teenager, the reality of it gnaws at him. Currently living in the slums of Laikipia, Daniel says his family is one of the poorest in the neighborhood. The reality of their situation was immediately apparent
A few years ago, Zakayo’s mother left him and his sibling under the care of his grandmother and went on to search for greener pastures in another town. She promised to send whatever money she made back to her children and their grandmother to help care for them. At first,
Mary understands the need for a good education in order to escape poverty and the circumstance at home have only served to underscore the importance of education for her. A solid student, Mary scored an impressive 317 out of 500 marks on her KCPE, putting her average at a solid
According to African traditions, a boy Brian’s age is supposed to have his own room outside the family house. This room, known as a simba, is meant to give the young man some autonomy and it is a revered practice among many Kenyan tribes. Brian, however, does not have that
Born in 1982, Peter Mokaya Tabichi is a Kenyan science teacher and Franciscan friar at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Nakuru County. He is the winner of the 2019 Global Teacher Prize after he beat hundreds of other applicants to win the top prize.
More than a teacher
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, celebrated on the 17th day of October, is designated to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.
Moja Tu seeks to break the poverty cycle in Kenya by providing young children with education that will
Epitome of a resilient spirit
Growing up, Penina Wanjiku experienced childhood trauma given the incessant fights between her parents. This affected virtually all aspects of her life, education included.
“I was a D student with zero aspirations to continue with my education. So, after form four, I would engage
The International Day of the Girl Child is commemorated each year on October 11 in a bid to amplify girls’ voices and stand up for their rights. The theme for this year is, “My voice, our equal future”, and it’s call for us to reimagine a better world inspired by
Rachel’s view on Online Classes
Ever since COVID-19 struck, educators worldwide had to rethink and to reimagine how learning would be delivered. In developing countries, Kenya included, this was an uphill task and it thus took some time for many learning institutions to adjust their learning modules. But some of